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David Wright diagnosed with intercostal strain, may begin season on disabled list

Mar 15, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT

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David Wright has much bigger problems than missing the rest of the World Baseball Classic, as the Mets announced that the third baseman has been diagnosed with a “moderate intercostal strain.”

There’s no official timetable yet for his recovery, but manager Terry Collins guessed that Wright could begin the season on the disabled list and Mark Zuckerman of notes that Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond missed five weeks with the same injury last year.

Wright missing five weeks would mean the rest of spring training and then 2-3 weeks of the regular season, so expect to see quite a bit of Justin Turner (and others) at third base.

  1. escapingexile - Mar 15, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    There went the Mets playoff chances….

    • fanofevilempire - Mar 15, 2013 at 4:46 PM

      forget about those sellouts.

    • fanofevilempire - Mar 15, 2013 at 5:38 PM

      Met fans will love this:

      Mike Wilpon of PTI said the low life Mets should shut up and let the Wright play, they shouldn’t
      tell him to leave and MLB should step in.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Mar 15, 2013 at 7:28 PM

        Some good advice with PTI, whatever Wilbon says, do/think the exact opposite.

  2. buffalomafia - Mar 15, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    This guy always gets hurt!!!!!

  3. garryfish - Mar 15, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    What playoff chance????

    • escapingexile - Mar 15, 2013 at 5:16 PM

      Sorry, I guess I forgot to turn on the sarcasm font.

  4. kjericho43 - Mar 15, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    It’s Torre’s fault. He Proctor-ed him in WBC.

  5. mybrunoblog - Mar 15, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Love that WBC !

  6. randygnyc - Mar 15, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Just awful for wright and the mets. He had 10 RBI in the WBC. He’s the only draw for fans to come to the ballpark.

    • fanofevilempire - Mar 15, 2013 at 4:45 PM

      what about Amway ?

      • historiophiliac - Mar 15, 2013 at 5:30 PM

        Surely Amway makes something for an intercostal strain…

  7. unclemosesgreen - Mar 15, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Never had an intercoastal strain. I did have an intercontinental strain once – I was eating French toast.

  8. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 15, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    “Here comes the first pitch of the season…AND the Mets season is over.”

    Thank you Family Guy. This year they managed that feat even BEFORE the first pitch. Way to innovate, boys.

  9. phillyphannn83 - Mar 15, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    you misspelled it, he has an intercoastal strain, as in, he sucks from coast to coast.

  10. steelers88 - Mar 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    After WBC
    Good game
    Good game
    Good game
    Fuck You Punch!
    Good game
    Good game
    Good game
    Good game

  11. indaburg - Mar 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    I don’t blame Wright for keeping his intercostal strain quiet for 10 days. Guy probably figured this is the only fun he’ll have playing baseball all year.

  12. joejacks - Mar 15, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    This is why the WBC should be played after season.

    • welovemarines - Mar 16, 2013 at 10:06 AM

      Yeah, I forgot absolutely nobody gets hurt during normal Spring Training.

      • stex52 - Mar 16, 2013 at 12:19 PM

        Spring training involves a little more getting up to speed and working on the stuff you have to work on without worrying about the W/L record. I don’t have any data on it, but it surely wouldn’t surprise me if the injury rate is higher for players in the WBC. I know a fair number of GM’s really don’t like their players to go.

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